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[rey-dee-oh-fohn] /ˈreɪ di oʊˌfoʊn/
a radiotelephone.
any of various devices for producing sound by the action of radiant energy.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to radiotelephone.
Origin of radiophone
1880-85; radio- + -phone
Related forms
[rey-dee-oh-fon-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
[rey-dee-of-uh-nee] /ˌreɪ diˈɒf ə ni/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for radiophone
Historical Examples
  • And the best of it is, he is to radiophone, added Bob to Joe.

  • But when he took out his radiophone, his hands were shaking a little.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Their friends had been notified by radiophone of their safety.

  • He pulled out his radiophone and thumbed the call button again.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Seemed like they came from the radiophone station of Mr. Hampton's.

  • The radiophone is especially suited for communicating from airplanes.

  • With a single, easy motion he unclipped the radiophone and flipped it across the desk towards Hengly.

    The K-Factor Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • In his eager search for his companion he had neglected the radiophone.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • Curlie was seated in the tent, nodding over his radiophone instruments and thinking of this problem and many other things.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • The millionaire had denied all knowledge of the radiophone messages.

British Dictionary definitions for radiophone


another name for radiotelephone (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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